EU to extend Schengen border controls for three months
Baku-APA. The EU moved Tuesday to prolong border controls in the passport-free Schengen area for three months, missing an end-of-year deadline to scrap the emergency measures adopted to cope with last year's massive migrant influx, APA reports quoting AFP.
21:48 25 October
Azerbaijan is a new source amid Europe’s increasing demand for gas - Ilham Aliyev
The head of state noted that the opportunities in this field are also should be considered: “I’m sure the businessmen will discuss this issue. On the other side, our companies may participate in the infrastructural projects in Croatia. At the same time, we can invite Croatian companies to Azerbaijan. We cannot say today that many Croatian companies operate in Azerbaijan. But taking into account the dynamic development, we would invite the Croatian companies to Azerbaijan”.
15:30 25 October
SOCAR and Snam demand high dividend from DESFA
Baku. Yegane Lachinzade - APA-Economics. DESFA’s privatization is in the final stretch, as sources familiar with the process say that the agreement for the transfer of a 66 percent stake in Greece’s natural gas grid operator to Azeri firm Socar will be sealed before the October 31 deadline.
11:48 20 October
CEC: Azerbaijan on par with leading European countries in terms of election
Baku. Ramiz Mikayiloglu – APA. Azerbaijan keeps up with leading European countries in terms of election process, said Mazahir Panahov, chairman of the country’s Central Election Commission (CEC).
17:17 11 October
PACE Bureau to consider issue of judge from Azerbaijan to European court
Baku. Malahat Najafova – APA. The PACE Bureau will consider the issue of a candidate from Azerbaijan for the post of judge to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Oct. 10.
10:10 10 October
Referendum in Azerbaijan was democratic, fair and fully transparent – president
Baku – APA. Azerbaijan has held a referendum which is of great importance for the country, said Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev.
18:35 07 October
EU hopes to launch negotiations with Azerbaijan on new agreement soon
Baku. Malahat Najafova – APA. The European Union is currently discussing a draft mandate agreed by the Commission earlier this year to negotiate a new agreement with Azerbaijan, to replace the 1996 Partnership and Cooperation Agreement and to better take account of our current bilateral relations, the EU Delegation in Azerbaijan told APA on Oct. 7.
15:56 07 October
“New wave of pressure will start against Azerbaijan with restoration of cooperation with Euronest PA”
The Euronest Parliamentary Assembly is the most unsuccessful and damaging component of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership program. Although created to open new venues of international dialogue, it has become a forum of platitudes, biased discourse and double standards. Instead of providing common solutions to the major problems of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) with the help of the EU, the Euronest assembly is mired in endless irrelevant discussions, with no end-results or implementation powers.
11:06 30 September
UN General Assembly to hold interview with new UN chief candidate from Bulgaria
04:17 30 September
EU to sue Germany
Baku-APA. The European Commission is referring Germany to the Court of Justice over Germany’s controversial plan to impose highway tolls on other EU member states' vehicles, an EC statement revealed on Thursday, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
00:33 30 September
EU comments on constitutional referendum in Azerbaijan
Baku – APA. The European Union has called on Azerbaijan to address concerns following a Council of Europe (CoE) mission to assess the 26 September referendum on draft amendments to the constitution.
18:19 28 September
SOCAR creates working group with Greek gov’t
According to him, the meeting, which took an hour, was tense but frank.
19:18 27 September
European People's Party Observation Delegation: “The Referendum on the Constitution changes has been conducted in accordance with the best international standards” - UPDATED
The European People's Party Observation Delegation have released a statement on the Constitutional Referendum of September 26th 2016 in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
21:19 26 September
Emotional Khojaly 613 tone poem received in rapt silence during closing of Mulhouse festival
Having previously been performed in versions for smaller ensembles, the new arrangement features additional percussion and brass, starkly emphasising the terror inflicted by the Armenian armed forces on the Azerbaijani civilians. Pierre Thilloy commented: “Khojaly 613 has now been performed around the world for nearly five years. This new arrangement is actually closer to the original concept for the piece I had in mind, as my ultimate aim was to have it played by a large orchestra.”
19:41 22 September
SOCAR to discuss DESFA privatization with Greek government
Baku. Agshin Rafigoglu - APA-Economics. “We’ll discuss DESFA privatization with the Greek government soon”, SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev said.
14:48 22 September
Comments on Preliminary Opinion by Venice Commission on draft modifications to Azerbaijani Constitution
13:52 22 September
Representatives of Nizami Ganjavi International Center meet with Bill Clinton
Baku – APA. The delegation of Nizami Ganjavi International Center continues meetings with the US and world influential politicians, businessmen and government officials in New York.
12:51 22 September
SOCAR persistent in meeting with Greek PM
“Azerbaijani side has sent a formal inquiry to the administration of Greek prime minister and is persistent in meeting with the head of government. Azerbaijan intends to discuss the difficulties on DESFA privatization. SOCAR president Rovnag Abdullayev is planned to lead the Azerbaijani delegation. No agreement was reached yet on the meeting because of Alexis Tsipras is on a visit to New York. The visit will end on September 26. Taking into account the non-constructive positions of the high ranking officials, Azerbaijan is persistent in meeting with only the Prime Minister and hopes this meeting will be held. Azerbaijani side is interested in only one question: Does the Greek government want to see SOCAR in its economy as a large investor? SOCAR is interested in DESFA privatization. However, as a result of non-constructive steps by some persons, the conditions have changed. Consequently, DESFA assets reduced. We want high level discussion of these changes”, the source said.
13:39 21 September
Media: DESFA CEO resigns - UPDATED
It’s reported that the DESFA assets reduced about €200 million after amendments made to the law with the initiative of Panos Skurletis and SOCAR was dissatisfied with this. Konstantinos Xifaras was also dissatisfied. Therefore, he resigned.
13:26 20 September
Juncker needs no protection from tough questions, EU says
The European Commission said on Monday that Jean-Claude Juncker needed no protection from awkward questions after a video blogger accused a staffer at YouTube of trying to censor her questions to the EU chief executive.
00:36 20 September